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Letters Identifying brain tumours

The importance of testing colour vision in identifying brain tumours in children

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 06 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6600
  1. Ilias Georgalas, assistant professor1,
  2. Dionisis Pagoulatos, ophthalmologist1,
  3. Alexandros Rouvas, ophthalmologist1,
  4. Chryssanthi Koutsandrea, associate professor1
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  1. igeorgalas{at}

We would like to add some useful information for paediatricians and GPs to supplement Wilne and colleagues’ comprehensive review of brain tumours in children and young adults.1

Firstly, when a brain tumour is suspected, funduscopy is mandatory because optic disc oedema may be the first and only sign of raised intracranial pressure. …

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